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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,936 People

    Why is it that when people think of depression

    they think that it's when people don't have the ability to handle their own pain.....I can handle my pain just fine..... It's the hate that surrounds me...people fight, cheat, rape, it's just so awful why would I be happy living in such a horrible world...?
    Nothingicandoaboutit Nothingicandoaboutit 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    im suffering borderline personality disorder.

    Im sad all the time and nobody notices,,
    EmmaOkay EmmaOkay 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    three separate fights with three different

    people that all ended in tears, YAAAAY!!! im so ******* glad i havent been taking my meds either!!! this is AWESOME!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    All I want to do cut

    and cry myself to sleep :( Why am I even here? Why do I even bother fighting anymore?
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I've come close to ending it a couple of times

    today. I need some advice on how not to let it control me.
    petaltears petaltears 18-21, F 14 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder

    after having a nervous breakdown last day senior yr high school. Missed grad&spent whole summer in my bedroom. Ashamed,confused as I was thrusted into this mental state foreign to me. Eventually I gradually fought for lack of better term to becoming somewhat dysfunctional not...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    I don't feel good tonight well not just tonight

    it's been for several days, I just want to be normal and don't get very obsess about every think I do, I want and I need to control my life, :(
    andreadorian andreadorian 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I might kill myself, ive started cutting myself

    again, starving myself, i can barley do anything properly any more.
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    If you're ever feeling down,

    just remember that somebody loves you. If nobody loves you, talk to me and I'll love you.
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Felt so depressed in college today couldn't

    even focus during lecture. Felt as though I'm gonna die. Sigh. I need someone to talk to. I need a therapist or counsellor.
    looseflannel looseflannel 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I literally crave sadness.

    I don't know why. And I hate this about myself. But reading some posts about depression I just want to have that feeling, I want to be engulfed by the feeling. Let it override my thoughts. I have depression, but I never feel sad, I just feel bad. When I am actually happy, I...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I am having an awful day today.

    I literally have no friends. I was bullied out of my high school so am homeschooled now. I just want someone to talk to who's not my puppy.
    petaltears petaltears 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    There's no point in even trying at life,

    people just screw you over and no one wants to help or understand you, suicide is the only option
    Aplus82 Aplus82 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I'm starting to hate my job

    and struggling to find a new one. im working weekends and evenings do missing out on a social life. my boyfriend barely shows me any attention it's like he doesn't care if I'm around or not. so fed up can not see any light at the end of the tunnel.
    lnicolem lnicolem 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    why is everything so damn complicated?

    love, family, friends, school, jobs, college, money, sports, social activities, everything and anything. life and everything in it is so damn complicated!
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can feel myself getting more depressed

    everyday. Last year was so great for me, I was doing okay but when the new year started, I felt different. I begin to drink more and starting gaining weight. I've been depressed before but never like this. I can't hold a conversation with someone for more than a minute. I can't...
    hilaryxoxo hilaryxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    It often happens that I have a sudden

    overwhelming feeling of sadness, there's no explanation for it and I can't control it. Like one minute I'm minding my own business and the next I'm curled up on the floor trying not to cry.
    powerpuff100 powerpuff100 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I feel bad about feeling bad.

    Which is the original reason I am feeling bad. WHICH MAKES NOT SENSE
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    People in our society today hear you have

    issues with depression and they want to puts a label on you of being crazy. That's not true. Depression is depression s
    itsjustme333 itsjustme333 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am married to a wonderful husband

    who I love. I'm one month away from having a baby. Some people envy my life, but if Death was to tell me I will die soon I wouldn't be upset. There's no reason for me to feel this way. Its just that if every day in the future I feel the way I feel these past several months, it...
    colorfulmusic colorfulmusic 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I hate when people get mad just

    because you don't buy into their positiveness because they think they can help. I don't need your stupid help i don't want your pity i am doing fine. It's like they think your some kind of challenge that they can overcome. Get lost. I love people a lot and i don't have a problem...
    toughlov3 toughlov3 18-21, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Idk if there's even a point in life anymore

    like is there some great point or is it a punishment sometimes I feel more loved by my depression than by people in real life
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm so sick of this. I'm tired of things

    that I used to love to do. I'm starting to get sick of a lot of people and I'm pushing everyone away. it's so hard to find decent people now! it's so easy to find people who love the attention, who love showing off, fake people... and I hate my school. the education is good but...
    YINYANGINSANE YINYANGINSANE 13-15, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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